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2019-20 Schedule

All lectures are at 7:30 PM in O'Donnell Hall of the Whitlock Building unless otherwise noted.

All events are free and open to the public.

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FALL 2019

Sep. 12 Oswald Schmitz
“The New Ecology: Rethinking a Science for the Anthropocene”

Bruce MacLaren Distinguished Lecture / Celebration of Science Week Keynote Address
Sep. 26

Belinda Hernandez-Arriaga
“Cultura, Testimonios, Art and Resistance: Responding to Crisis, Recovering from Trauma”

Hispanic Heritage Keynote Address


Jace Clayton
“Dancing Off-Balance”

Special Event in conjunction with the EKU First-Year Writing Program

Nov 7

Michael Sorrell
“Building Resilient Universities for Resilient People”

Nov 21

David Albright
“Building Resilience and Finding Balance: Mettle, Mindfulness and Veterans’ Mental Health”

Dec 4

Chip Colwell
Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits: Balancing the Rights of Native America in Reclaiming Their Heritage”

Native American Heritage Keynote Address


Jan. 21 -
Feb. 14

Chautauqua National Juried Art Exhibition
A juried exhibition on the theme, “Balance Resilience”
Fred Parker Giles Gallery, Campbell Building
Opening Reception, January 23, 2020 from 5-7 pm.
Exhibition runs from Jan 21 – Feb 15.

Feb 13 Toyin Falola
“Sustainable Development: African Perspectives”

Black History Month Keynote Address

Feb 27

Elaine McMillion Sheldon
“Documenting Appalachia: Recovery, Resilience, Renewal”
Mar. 5 Matthew Pianalto
Finding Time for Patience in a Busy World”
Mar. 26

Sara Egge
“Balancing the Vote and Exercising Citizenship: The Women’s Suffrage Movement 100 Years On”

Women’s History Month Keynote Address

Apr. 9 Morgan Marietta, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Massachusetts-Lowell: “One Nation, Two Realities: Dueling Facts in American Democracy”
Apr. 23 Ciaran O’Connor and John Wood, Jr. of Better-Angels.Org, with Carolyn Dupont, Professor of History, EKU: “Better Angels: Balance and Virtue in American Political Debates”
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